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Will Smith

American actor, producer, and rapper add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (9%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tommy Lee Jones, Seven Pounds, Eva Mendes

Linked to: Democratic Party, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School District of Philadelphia, Columbia Records

 

Timeline


 

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Will Smith was born in 1968 add something


1980

In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince add something

 

Donald Sutherland - A prolific actor, some of Sutherland's better-known roles in the 1980s and 1990s were in the South African apartheid drama "A Dry White Season" , alongside Marlon Brando and Susan_Sarandon; as an incarcerated pyromaniac in the firefighter thriller "Backdraft" alongside Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro, Lock Up with Sylvester_Stallone; and as a snobbish NYC art dealer in "Six Degrees of Separation" , with Stockard Channing and Will Smith


1986

Mimi Weddell - Weddell played the role of a snoring woman in the wedding scene in the 1986 movie "Heartburn" by Nora Ephron. in The 2005 movie "Hitch" starring Will Smith and Eva Mendes, Weddell played the role of Grandma Wellington and was seen as a diner choking on an olive


1988

Smith spent money freely around 1988 and 1989 and underpaid his income taxes add something


1990

In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" add something

 

Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", around him add something

 

Don Cheadle - In 1990, he appeared in an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" titled "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy", playing Will Smith's friend and Hilary's first love interest, Ice Tray

 

Tommy Lee Jones - In the 1990s, blockbuster hits such as "The Fugitive" co-starring Harrison Ford, "Batman Forever" co-starring Val Kilmer, and "Men in Black" with Will Smith made Jones one of the best-paid and most in-demand actors in Hollywood

 

Jada Pinkett Smith - Pinkett Smith met Will Smith in 1990 on the set of Smith's television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", when she auditioned for the role of his character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes

 

Tutti Frutti (song) - " Alvin and the Chipmunks did their rendition of the song in their 1990 TV documentary special "Rockin' Through the Decades" starring Will Smith, and their full version can be heard in their album of the same name


1992

Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992 add something

 

Patti LaBelle - In 1992 following her success on the sitcom and responding to the success of rapper Will Smith's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", LaBelle starred in her own sitcom, "Out All Night"


1993

Brooke Hayward - Her last screen appearance was in a small role in John Guare's 1993 film adaptation of "Six Degrees of Separation", with Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, and Will Smith

 

Ian McKellen - Kellen had a supporting role as a South African tycoon in the critically acclaimed Six Degrees of Separation, in which he starred with Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, and Will Smith.


1994

Michael Bay - The film was shot in Miami in 1994 and starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence


1995

They had a son, Willard Christopher Smith III, known as "Trey", but divorced in 1995 add something


1996

In 1996, Smith starred as part of an ensemble cast in Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" add something

 

Ross Bagley - Bagley appeared with "Fresh Prince" star Will Smith in the 1996 movie "Independence Day", and appeared as Buckwheat Thomas in the 1994 film "The Little Rascals"

 

Harry Connick, Jr. - However, he appeared in the most successful movie of 1996, "Independence Day", with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum

 

Eva Mendes - Mendes appeared in Will Smith's video "Miami" and the Pet Shop Boys' music video for "Se a vida é " in 1996 and Aerosmith's video "Hole in My Soul" in 1997

 

Johnathon Schaech - Schaech was featured as one of the most promising leading men on a 1996 "Vanity Fair" cover that featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Benicio del Toro


1997

He later struck gold again in the summer of 1997 alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the summer hit "Men in Black" playing Agent J add something

 

Smith married actress Jada Pinkett in 1997 add something

 

Shari Headley - In 1997, she had a leading role in the short-lived FOX ensemble drama "413 Hope St." Headley made a cameo appearance in Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" music video and starred in Blackstreet's video "Before I Let You Go"

 

Jada Pinkett Smith - In 1997, she married rapper and actor Will Smith

 

Agent L - The series was adapted into a film in 1997, titled "Men in Black", starring Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J, with Barry Sonnenfeld as director

 

Forget Me Nots - These include George Michael in "Fastlove" , Will Smith in his 1997 hit "Men in Black" from the film of the same name, French rapper MC Solaar on "Les Temps Changent" from his funk-inspired "Paradisiaque" album, and by hip hop artists The Beatnuts in "Give Me Tha Ass" from the "Stone Crazy" LP. In addition, Australian satirist Pauline Pantsdown sampled it heavily in the song "Backdoor Man" in 1997

 

Men in Black (film) - "'Men in Black"' is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy spy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith


1998

In 1998, Smith starred with Gene Hackman in "Enemy of the State" add something

 

Trey appeared in his father's music video for the 1998 single "Just the Two of Us" add something

 

Lisa Bonet - In 1998 she had a supporting role in "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith

 

Tony Scott - Scott's 1998 film Enemy of the State, a conspiracy thriller, starred Will Smith and Gene Hackman, and was his highest-grossing film of the decade.

 

Cara Mia Wayans - She later appeared in Will Smith's 1998 music video "Just the Two of Us" along with her father Damon


1999

Songs in the Key of Life - In 1999, Will Smith used I Wish as the base for his US number-one single Wild Wild West

 

Salma Hayek - In 1999, she co-starred in Will Smith's big-budget "Wild Wild West", and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"

 

Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee appeared on Will Smith's 1 pop hit "Wild Wild West" from Smith's 1999 motion picture, Wild Wild West, on which he re-performs the chorus to his 1988 single named "Wild Wild West".

 

Enrique Iglesias - After attending one of his concerts in March 1999, Will Smith asked Iglesias to contribute to the soundtrack of his movie "Wild Wild West"


2000

Tye Tribbett - Tribbett toured with Faith Hill in 2000, leading to work with Will Smith, Usher, Don Henley, Justin Timberlake, and Sting


2001

Jon Voight - Director Michael Mann tagged Voight for a small but crucial role in the 2001 biopic Ali, which starred Will Smith as the controversial former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali. Voight was almost unrecognizable under his make-up and toupee, as he impersonated the sports broadcaster Howard Cosell.

 

Al Green - In 2001, Green's live cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" was released on the soundtrack to Will Smith's film "Ali"


2002

Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2002 as well as Ready Rock C as the human beat box add something

 

Biz Markie - In 2002, he appeared as an alien in Men in Black II with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, essentially playing an alien parody of himself, whose native language sounded exactly like beatboxing.

 

Men in Black 3 - The film's premise was first proposed to director Barry Sonnenfeld by Will Smith during the filming of "Men in Black II" in 2002, with Smith suggesting that his character, Agent J, travel back in time to save his partner, Agent K, while at the same time exploring Agent K's backstory


2003

Timothy Adams (actor) - Adams made his major film debut in the 2003 summer blockbuster, "Bad Boys II", where he worked alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence


2004

Robert De Niro - In 2004, De Niro provided the voice of Don Lino, the antagonist in the animated film Shark Tale, opposite Will Smith.

 

Bridget Moynahan - In 2004, Moynahan starred alongside Will Smith in Alex Proyas' science fiction movie "I, Robot", loosely based on Isaac Asimov's short story collection of the same name


2005

In 2005, Smith was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for attending a record breaking three premieres in a 24-hour time span add something

 

Smith's most recent album was released in 2005 add something

 

Kelly Rowland - Executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the film hit theaters in the summer of 2005 and debuted at number eighteen at the box office top twenty

 

Jose Llana - He appeared in the Sony Pictures 2005 feature film "Hitch" opposite Will Smith and Eva Mendes as well as appearing in the independent film "Unconscious"

 

Kevin James (actor) - He starred in 2005 romantic comedy film "Hitch" alongside Will Smith

 

Paula Patton - Her first acting role was a small part in 2005's "Hitch", which starred Will Smith and Eva Mendes

 

Kenneth Cole Productions - In 2005, Cole spearheaded the We All Have AIDS awareness campaign with advertisements photographed by Mark Seliger and featuring such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Elton_John, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia Keys, Desmond Tutu, Natasha Richardson, Eric McCormack, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Greg Louganis and Rosie O'Donnell

 

David Heyman - In 2005, Heyman was the executive producer of the CBS television series "Threshold", while notable recent productions include the 2007 blockbuster "I Am Legend" with Will Smith, holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" starring David Thewlis and "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey

 

Robin Thicke - In 2005, Thicke performed as a guest on the remix of Will Smith's song, "Switch"

 

Nicole Scherzinger - In 2005, she appeared on recordings by Shaggy, Vittorio Grigolo and Will Smith.

 

Kevin James (actor) - James made his film debut in the 2005 romantic comedy, "Hitch", alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes

 

Eva Mendes - She was the female lead in the 2005 comedy "Hitch" opposite Will Smith

 

Hitch (film) - "'Hitch"' is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith


2006

Chris Gardner - Gardner's personal struggle of establishing himself as a stockbroker while managing fatherhood and homelessness is portrayed in the 2006 motion picture "The Pursuit of Happyness", directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Will Smith

 

Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo_DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


2007

In April 2007, "Newsweek" called him the most powerful actor in Hollywood add something

 

On December 10, 2007, Smith was recognized at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard add something

 

Alice Braga - In 2007, Braga was cast in the Will Smith blockbuster "I Am Legend" and the drama "Crossing Over", which stars Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd

 

Francis Lawrence - In 2007, he directed "I Am Legend" , with Will Smith

 

Mike Patton - Mike provided the voices of the monsters in the 2007 film "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith

 

Salli Richardson - She appeared in the 2007 film "I Am Legend" alongside actor Will Smith

 

Seven Pounds - In June 2007, Will Smith joined the studio to star in the planned film and to serve as one of its producers


2008

Obama stated that the two have discussed the possibility of a film based on the 2008 election, but this may not happen until the end of the Obama presidency add something

 

Johnny Galecki - Galecki appeared briefly in the 2008 superhero comedy "Hancock", alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman

 

Rosario Dawson - In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in "Seven Pounds" and in the Steven Spielberg produced "Eagle Eye"

 

Woody Harrelson - In 2008, Harrelson appeared in several films, among them the Will Ferrell basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" and the Will Smith stark drama "Seven Pounds"

 

Laurence Mark - Mark produced "I, Robot", starring Will Smith, "Last Holiday", starring Queen Latifah and "The Lookout", starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Scott Frank which won the 2008 Independent Spirit *award for Best First Feature

 

Eddie Marsan - Marsan has since branched out into numerous and varied film roles including work in the United States, and is achieving much success in Hollywood, most recently as the main villain in the 2008 superhero film "Hancock" alongside Will Smith and as Inspector Lestrade in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"

 

Oh Dae-su - Steven Spielberg originally intended to make a version of the movie starring Will Smith in 2008

 

Seven Pounds - "'Seven Pounds"' is a 2008 American drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people

 

Emmanuel Jal - Jal, along with an all-star line-up featuring Amy Winehouse, Eddy Grant, Will Smith and others, performed songs at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday concert at London's Hyde Park on June 27, 2008

 

Michael Ealy - In December 2008 he was featured in the movie "Seven Pounds" alongside Will Smith as Ben Thomas


2009

On December 11, 2009, Smith and his wife hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway - to celebrate Obama's winning of the prize add something

 

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - As of 2009, the only person to have won the Wannabe *award and the Hall of Fame *award is Will Smith

 

The Wild Wild West - In 2009, Will Smith apologized publicly to Conrad while doing promotion for "Seven Pounds":

 

Mary Chase (playwright) - In August, 2009, Steven Spielberg announced that he was planning on doing a remake of "Harvey", reaching out to Tom Hanks and Will Smith to play Elwood Dowd

 

The Tonight Show - Jimmy Fallon assumed "The Tonight Show" hosting role on February 17, 2014, with his initial guests being Will Smith and the rock band U2, plus an assortment of celebrity cameos, including an appearance by one of Fallon's direct broadcast competitors, Stephen Colbert, and another by former permanent guest host Joan Rivers, making her first appearance on "Tonight" since cutting ties with Carson in 1986

 

Dean Devlin - On October 12, 2009 Devlin's screenwriting partner Roland Emmerich confirmed that he and Devlin have written a script for a sequel to "Independence Day", and that they are in contract negotiations with Will Smith


2010

Men in Black 3 - As of March 2010, Will Smith remained undecided whether to join this film or another, "The City That Sailed"


2011

July 8, 2011. page 10 He received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness" add something

 

On August 19, 2011, it was announced that Smith had returned to the studio with producer La Mar Edwards to make a new album add something

 

Willow Smith - On January 20, 2011, Will Smith announced he is planning to produce a remake of the famous comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" starring Smith in the title role

 

Independence Day (1996 film) - On June 24, 2011, Devlin confirmed that he and Emmerich have found an idea for the sequels and have written a treatment for it, with both Emmerich and Devlin having the desire for Will Smith to return for the sequels

 

Independence Day: Resurgence - On June 24, 2011, Devlin confirmed that he and Emmerich have found an idea for the sequels and have written a treatment for it, with both Emmerich and Devlin having the desire for Will Smith to return for the sequels


2012

In 2012, he expressed support for the legalizing of same-sex marriage, in an endorsement of president Barack Obama's declaration to adopt this stance on the issue add something

 

"Men in Black III" opened on May 25, 2012 add something

 

Reinaldo Zavarce - He hosted the Nickelodeon Latin America and Brazil coverage of the 2012 US Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards with Will Smith

 

Men in Black 3 - "'Men in Black 3"' is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy_Lee_Jones, and Josh Brolin


2013

Smith and his son, Jaden, have completed filming "After Earth", which is set for a 2013 release add something

 

In May 2013 Smith and his son Jaden appeared on the Graham Norton Show and rapped the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, with DJ Jazzy Jeff before Alfonso Ribeiro came out and did the famous Carlton dance add something

 

Alfonso Ribeiro - Alfonso, along with his "Fresh Prince" counterpart, Will Smith appeared on the Graham Norton Show in May of 2013 and performed the popular "Carlton Dance"

 

M. Night Shyamalan - In 2013, Shyamalan directed the film "After Earth", based on a script by Gary Whitta and starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith

 

After Earth - "'After Earth"' is a 2013 American science fiction action adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which he co-wrote with Gary Whitta, based on an original story idea by Will Smith

 

Jamie Foxx - In April 2013, it was reported that Foxx is in negotiations to star opposite Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie, the update of the classic comic strip-turned-musical that Sony is making with producers Will Smith and Jay-Z

 

Alfonso Ribeiro - Alfonso, along with his "Fresh Prince" counterpart Will Smith, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" in May 2013 and performed the popular "Carlton Dance"


2014

Jamie Foxx - In 2014, Foxx is due to appear in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as the main antagonist Electro and appear with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, the update of the comic strip-turned-musical that Sony is making with producers Will Smith and Jay-Z

 

KT Tunstall - On 30 January 2014, Tunstall announced she was working on a soundtrack for a movie with A. R. Rahman, and later announced it was the song Miracle for the movie Winter's Tale, featuring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, and Will Smith

 

Suicide Squad (film) - In October 2014, Warner Bros. had offered Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith roles in the film

 

Batman in film - In November 2014 and March 2015, it was announced that Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and the Joker will appear in the film portrayed respectively by Will Smith, Margot_Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jared Leto


2015

"Focus" will be released on February 27, 2015 add something

 

As of November 2015, Smith is set to star in the independent drama "Collateral Beauty", which will be directed by David Frankel add something

 

Focus (2015 film) - Starring Will Smith, Margot_Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro, the film will be released on February 27, 2015

 

Collateral Beauty - On August 4, 2015, Will Smith was added to the cast to play the lead replacing Jackman, while Smith's Overbrook Entertainment would produce the film

 

Men in Black 3 - On September 24, 2015, "The Hollywood Reporter" reported that series producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald stated the films would be rebooted as a trilogy without the involvement of Will Smith


2016

In 2016, Smith played Deadshot in the supervillain team-up action film "Suicide Squad" add something

 

At a press conference in Dubai in August 2016, Smith said he was grateful for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump as it allowed the cleansing of his supporters "out of our country add something

 

Angelique Kidjo - On Sept 24, 2016, Angelique Kidjo performed at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington appearing along with Patti Labelle, Angela Basset, Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Oprah_Winfrey, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and John Lewis


2018

That month, Smith launched his own YouTube channel, Which as of May 2018 has 1,8 million subscribers and 30,8 million total views add something

 

That month, Smith launched his own YouTube channel, which as of December 2018 has 4,4 million subscribers and 163,4 million total views add something

 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead - In January 2018, it was reported that Winstead was cast as female lead opposite Will Smith in "Gemini Man"

 

Marc Forster - Foster along with Will Smith bought German rights group Telepool in June 2018


2019

The film is scheduled to be released on January 18, 2019 add something

 

Smith portrayed The Genie in a live-action film adaptation of Disney's "Aladdin", directed by Guy Ritchie, which is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019 add something

 

Smith will appear as an assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime in Ang Lee's "Gemini Man", scheduled for release on October 4, 2019 add something

 

The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019 add something